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parody of the show, i want to see it. post it on my facebook wall and i'm see all next time. . new information comes out on how exactly a former santa collar clara supervisor misused funs as he admits his guilt in court. >> he went before a judge, pleaded guilty, now facing time behind bars when he is sentenced. the former supervisor may be admitting guilt to all counts, but as new information came out, it became obvious the
case would have many twists and turns before he is sentenced. >> want to make a comment or something. >> he had little to say, today and the 51-year-old former santa claira county supervisor didn't say much in court except 5:00 emergencying guilt to a couple of chargeses accusing him of misusing $130,000 in campaign funds to feed what he called a gambling addiction. >> to the charge, what do you plead? >> guilty, yarn. >> reporter: the guilty plea is part of a deal he made with the district attorney's office to avoid eight years in state prison. he faces up to one year in jail. as part of the deal, he resigned.
>> reporter: legal analyst said his ill mail jail sentence depends on how he resolves the case. >> the key to the case is restitution. can he pay back with he took? >> reporter: how? >> the prosecutor hinted at one possibility >> they gave me documents that proved he won about $400 thousand gambling, we'll check that out and get back to you on that. >> reporter: reviewing the documents mean he will not return to court until april 30th when a judge will set a sentencing date. coming up at 6:00, reaction about today's event and how it may impact trying to find his successor. >> >> alameda police are looking for whoever stabbed two people at a bar early this morning. it happened around closing time on central avenue at the bar and grill while people were celebrating st. patrick's day. police say the victims, both men from oakland were involved in a fight between two groups. one victim was stabbed in the
neck, the other on the head. investigators trying to determine what type of weapon bass used. >> it could be prevented. i don't know why they are continuing to serve people who are clearly intoxicated. one person was treated and released. >> >> friends and family gathering to mourn the death of a mother and her two sons. they were killed in a car crash march third. a sunnyvale man faces three counts of vehicular homicide along with felony dui charges. services set for tomorrow morning. >> >> investigators say they are looking at a possible -- it happened saturday night at a
race track in merriesville north of sacramento. witnesses say it appeared some type of mechanical problem drip by seven 10-year-olds, chase johnson to careen off the race track and hit two spectators. one of those killed was marcus' cousin, marcus johnson. johnson, the driver was not seriously hurt. >> >> oakland police are moving ahead with a plan to divide the cities into districts. kelley rasmussen is live to explain how opd is looking outside of the department for help. >> >> reporter: we are in the middle of the newly formed police district four. opd said as part of the new plan, they want to hear directly from the people in the community. eduardo has one this for the last 16 years. he lieings the idea of more
interaction between police and the community they patrol. >> this is a model that is working in many, many cities across the country. >> reporter: the model divides the city into five districts. each has a designated captain required to meet regularly. >> neighbor from the face based community or prime prevention counsels. >> >> reporter: the community leaders will share their thoughts and complaints directly with the district captain. >> we'll open it up to the community. even if you are not on an advisory board, we'll have the meetings and open them up. >> reporter: business owner jeaneatte said there is already good dialogue between the police and the businesses here. but she said her neighborhood in the oakland hills is a
different story. >> having police officer work with a watch group would help people feel heard and make them feel more comfortable. live in oakland, ktvu channel "2 news." >> we watch everything that happens across the country. that's something that has been a topic of discussion throughout the country and like most police chiefs that are paying attention to what is going on throughout the nation, i have an obligation to look at it. >> a federal trial started over new york city's stop and frisk policy. they say it fairly targets
minorities and violates their rights. police say it's an important way to fight crime. >> >> a graffiti painter fell to his death from a bridge where he may have been spray painting. his body was found on saturday beneath the i-80 bridge near winter street. according to police reports, he was involved in a group accused of $80,000 in property damage from 300 tagging cases in the sacramento and roseville areas. >> >> it seems like graffiti is pretty much everywhere. coming up at 6:00, the uphill fight one bay area city is facing and legislation being proposed to clean it up. .
napa county sheriff spokesman said more details may be released about the shooting of a homeless man. he was driving a stolen pickup truck when officers spotted it. a short chase ended at 10:00 p.m. and marena was fatally wounded. investigators have not released any further details about why the police fired on him. -- >> reporter: volting is a right only granted to us citizens. but the u.s. attorney general wants to make sure election
fraud will not occur. >> we have a right to require additional information to satisfy ourselves that someone is a citizen. >> >> reporter: right now, arizona requires proof of citizenship to register to vote in state elections. the supreme court will determine whether or not the state can demand proof of citizenship. >> specifically whether congress had the ability to provide for a simple male voter registration form that can be used in any state. this is about the basic right to vote. here in california, you don't have to show proof of u.s. citizenship to register to vote. all you have to do is sign your name on the line saying you are a u.s. citizen under penalty of perjury it's all done by the honor system. opponents say it disenfranchises voters. it's its already to get citizens to vote and see
arizona's law as a roadblock. >> there are many barriers already in the way for the supreme court to put more barriers in the way of registered voters is not the way we want to go. we want to encourage civic participation and encourage people to come out and vote. >> reporter: so far, four other states have similar requirements and a dozen others are looking at similar legislation. california is not one of them. >> a federal grand jury in san francisco indicted a former ceo and business associate in connection with an alleged scheme involving the investment of $3 billion. vet store investigators say the fee was paid to the private firm. the sec filed a similar lawsuit
against them last year >> contra costa -- 34-year-old raymond harris died at 6:20 thursday night after being shot on the stairs leading to the station. it appears the shooting happened after an argument. anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contract authorities. >> >> an alleged terrorist linked to american journal daniel pearl has been arrested in pakistan. pearl, who reported for "wall street journal" was bee headed in 2002 by anti-american militants. later that year, a terrorist convicted of pearl's murder along with three other, pakistani rangers say they have a man in custody, former head of a terrorist group that apparently also had a role in his death. >> >> this week marks the 10th anniversary of the star in iraq. it began march 19th, 2003 with what the military describes at
shock and awe. since then, 3400 u.s. service members have been killed and estimated 31,000 have been injured, many of those were life changing injuries. estimated 134,000 iraqi civilians have been killed with thousands more injured. the bush administration started the war because they claimed iraq had weapons of mass destruction. a claim that was eventually proven false. but there were successes, such as removing saddam hussein from power and the establishment of democratic elections. >> reporter: the financial cost of the wore calculated at $2.2 trillion. a recent gallop poll surveyed 52% felt the invasion of iraq
was a mistake. >> >> tomorrow, installation of pope francis. vice president joe biden will be leading the delegation. today, pope francis met with the president of his home country, argentina. kristina fernandez. she said she asked the pontiff to help settle argentina's dispute with the uk own the falkland islands. >> >> march madness is under construction here at hp pavilion. great for the fans, an economy onto itself. >> >> back here in 10 minutes, you noticed increasing clouds. there is rain in your future. how much you could get and what areas that will see the most. .
pavilion with the economic boost the ncaa tournament will provide. >> tom? >> reporter: it could be about $20 million. thanks to the big boost from the ncaa, the shark tank is going to be money in the bank for a lot hoff l of local businesses. >> reporter: they must fit together -- these pieces must fit together in a specific order and they must fit together perfectly. >> just 24 hours ago, we found out which teams would be coming. that, right there, means there is a lot more work that needs to be done between thousand an thursday. >> eight teams, including oregon, unlv, oregon drawing fans from far and wide.
>> definitely want to see syracuse. you don't get to see east coast teams play over here. >> price seems not to be a hurdle. >> it's defendnily doable in this market on these dayses. >> reporter: the teams and san jose will be seen by millions throughout television land. >> this is a great advertisement for the city of san jose to show case itlf as a major player in athletics and a major player as a city in the united states. >> with the hockey season being cut in half, march madness brings merchants madness. >> we get more people to work. >> much bigger than any sort of event that goes on hp typically. could be bigger than a sharks game. they will be coming over all day long. >> reporter: local businesses lost at least one-third of their businesses during the nhl lockout. >> >> you can view the brackets
for the ncaa 2a tournament by going to our website. nfl agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the league's players, the players claim that the league used their names and money without their permission. the settlement create as new licensing agency to make sure retirees are compensated when their names are used. >> >> talk about a couple of champions. lindsay von confirmed she's is dating tiger woods of the two have been seen together lately in public. according to her facebook page, their relationship evolves from a friendship to more in the past few months. tiger woods was divorced in 2010 after a much publicized breakup. lindsay von has been divorced
since january. . csu budget is set to be presented to the board of trust tees tomorrow. >> >> e bay shares, concern about a new fee on the pay pal business. back in june, master -- coming up in june, master card is planning to show a digital wallet fee on operators such as pay pal. the actual dollar amount may not be that large, but analysts say they are worried this is part of a broader move to target pay pal, which has become more of a direct competitor recently. at the closes, shares were down over half a percent leaving the stock down four percent so far this year >> bart is expanding its tests
allowing bikes on all of the trains. this week, they can be taken onboard any time of the day. they will be allowed on all trains during noncommute hours, however, they will still be banned from the front three cars. bart riders we talked to said they like the plan >> i think it should be allowed, yes. i think you should be able to. bart is taking feedback through an online sur vie an their website. after the week-long test, bart's board is expected to decide if it will become more permanent. >> >> pittsburgh has modified an agreement with bart agreeing to pay $500 thousand for design plans for the stations near railroad avenue it is the hope it will be possible to build it with the first phase of the extension project.
all told pittsburgh plans to commit $2.5 million to the project by the end of the year. the extension to antioch is expected to be completed in a few years. >> >> $4 million worth of marijuana stashed. 20 miamis west of the university of california campus. investigators fond an abandoned boat as well. earlier, at least $1 million worth of marijuana was found abandoned to the north of this weekend's discovery >> officials have declared a state of emergency in tennessee, a raging wildfire has destroyed dozens of homes. near the town of pigeon forge near great smoky mountains national park. 150 people have been forced to evacuate from a neighborhood threatened by the flames. >> i just don't know if -- some
of my friends live that way. i'm concerned about them. >> >> reporter: investigators say this fire started in a cabin, but have not determined its cause. >> >> let's talk about our weather. it's the beginning of a new week. >> you feel the changes, see it in the clouds, increasing clouds all day. mid-60s to upper 60s. a couple of low 70s in the southland. >> right now, winter is on the east coast. you can see it north to the new england state. here's our estimate, a nice looking weather system. it has everything you need except it looks like this moisture stream willnd up driving further. but the real heavy moisture we are going to get rain. it will be wet, cloudy out there, right now, temperatures are in the mid-60s, kind of i guess you could cat gorize it a little muggy. 64 in napa.
67 in antioch. rainfall accumulations. we are not doing real well. it's amazing we are doing that well. overnight lows in the low 40's, mid-40s, even some low 50s in the warmest spots. as we go into tomorrow, it's marked by increasing clouds all day. do we need rain, yes. rainfall forecast not a lot of rain, but some rain. we are looking at a half inch in santa rosa. maybe the hills could see a quarter-inch. these are the rainfall forecast through wednesday. what's going to happen is all of the clouds increase, showers will get here tomorrow after the commute, kind of linger overnight into wednesday
morning commute and the wednesday morning commute looks like it will be kind of wet. forecast highs, uncreasing clouds, looking at a lot of 60s and maybe some low 70s heading in the inland bay valley. everything changes. showers not for the morning commute, but for the wednesday morning commute. when i get back. i are, i haven't showed rainfall commute. >> what the state of california has in common with rhode island and it's not something to be proud of. . mom, i invited justin over for lunch.
>> california is one of two states with the worst unemployment rate in the country. california's unemployment rate was the same in december, showing little job growth going into the new year. the job scenario has been rapidly improving over the past year in california and other western states. >> >> on wall street today, stocks pulled back as investors worried in part about a bailout plan for cypress. the dow closed out 62 points, while the nasdaq dropped more than 11 points and the sap 500 sank almost five points.
>> his story reminds us of this country's promise if you are willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are, where you come from, what your last name is, you can make it if you try. >> the president said he will qualify to carrey on the work of the labor department he is the son of dominican immigrants who work low jobs so their son could become the first lawyer in the country. >> >> hit andation males come nate the industry. >> that is a problem. the pool we have to support from and the support the pool
we pull from and the support we give women and minorities to grow. >> facebook, net flix and others were able to block the release of this, arguing that doing so could put them at a exestive disadvantage. >> disneyland is changing their rules to keep young kids from running around without a chaperone. kids under 14 must have someone older with them. families routinely drop off their kids for the day and they will be notified about this policy. >> >> struggling postal service spending millions. >> >> a political makeover, why many republicans want to change the image of what some call the party of stuffy old men. who do they want to target.
>> these protesters say they are angry that the postal service is out canning jobs and services while spending millions to attend a conference in san francisco -p we told you about the plan last month, now, it is here's drawing controversy at home. anne rubins live with why the postal service said they can't afford not to attend. >> reporter: with call of the joins in the shipping world at this conference, the u.s. postal service said they need to be here to show off what they have to offer and boost future businesses. some protester are not so sure.
protesters out rained. managers are spending more than $2 million to attend this conference at the marks asconi center. yet, the post master general said they can't afford not to attend. the national postal forums meetings and workshops are their best chance to reach their vendors >> it's very responsible. if you look in this room, the people sitting in this room represent $22 billion worth of revenue. >> reporter: vendors say it's their cannes to see what's new. >> let them know when we are looking for in mailing and get ideas of what they have coming up. >> it's an investment for me and the post office. >> reporter: however, cuts keep coming the postal service has reduced their workforce, delivery route and proposed elimination of saturday mail
delivery come august, but officials say there is a huge push toward extechnology as a way to compete. now 40% of postal service revenue comes from online access. >> you can't sit back and do nothing. >> reporter: the protesters, many of them postal workers say that's something they agree on. >> we would hate to see the postal service go under. >> reporter: the postal service, 160 fewer attended this year compared to last year. the event itself runs through thursday. >> >> santa claira county scheduled another gun buy back. this one scheduled for this weekend. the county collected about 1100 weapons at a buy back on march second. people here will get $100 for each handgun or, $200 for assault weapons. it's in san jose at reid
hillview airport. >> >> chuck haig el wants president obama's defense strategy reevaluated. wanting to know if the assumptions underlaying the strategy is still valid in light of the budget circumstance a reduced presence in europe and a continued focus on the mideast. the pentagon is facing more than a half trillion dollars in cuts over the next decade. >> >> demonstrators took to the steps of san francisco city hall to call for a stop to funding cuts for hiv and aid says programs, lead by members of the group organizing for america, formed to support president obama's legislative aim. speakers urged congress to respect what they call the will of the people. >> the people of the united states made clear this last november that we value investments in our communities and in our country and that
includes funding hiv prevention and care services. >> >> reporter: cording to other speakers, cuts from the sequester will result in fewer aids tests. less medicine and an increase in the spread of the disease. it will be friday before the faa reveals which small airport towers will be closed due to cuts. decisions were due today, but the government wants more time to consider letters asking that the towers remain staffed. the airports can't operate without tower personnel, but pilots and residents say they are worried about safety. >> is there state rail officials voted to issue $.6 billion in bonds for construction of the high speed rail ill system to connect san francisco to los angeles. the funding was approved by voters in 200. california high speed rail authority wants to have those
bonds with construction to begin this summer the entire high speed rail system is not expected to be completed until 2028. >> >> big changes could be coming to the republican party as a result of mitt romney's loss in the last presidential election. there was a long report released from the republicans and what changes they say they have to make if they want to stay competitive. rob? >> reporter: many republicans are calling the 98 page report a makeover. after republican candidate mitt romney lost the presidential election last november, party leaders ordered an "autopsy" on what went wrong. findings were released >> we need to do a much better job of crafting our message to appeal to demographics. >> >> reporter: the report said they need to do a better job to reach out to minority voters,
especially latino voters. -- . >> a member of the contra costa republican party said they should be tailored to all americans, not just a certain group of people. >> the message should be we will provide opportunities without regard to the color of your skin. >> the report your honors republicans to reach out to women. >> marketing politics is like marketing a product. >> >> reporter: voters in downtown walnut creek, we asked them their views on the current state of the republican party. >> the generation my children are growing up in, they have a much different view of the world and the republican party of my generation or the generation before. >> republicans are kind of maiered in the past. i'm a republican, so, i don't
mind mind saying that. >> reporter: they hope to implement their strategies in time for the 2014 election. >> former secretary of state hillary clinton has endorsed gay americans. >> they are our friends, loved ones, our teachers, and they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. that includes marriage. >> clinton made the announcement in a video posted on you tube today. it's a change in position for the former first lady who said she opposed gay marriage during the 2008 campaign. >> >> there may be more. last week, we told you about a rare human death from rabies, new information tonight raising concerns. >> >> the fbi said they know who
small. initially, it was believed that he died of a stomach virus. now, he they said he had rabies and the rabies was transferred to the transplant recipients. new information come to light in the investigation of one of the nation's biggest art thefts almost two decades ago. the took 13 works from a boston museum. they are valued at half a billion dollar. today, fbi and museum officials released this video showing the aftermath of the theft and here, you see the works of art themselves. they released new information on the thieves, saying they are "meet the presses" of a northeast criminal organization who took the art to connecticut and pennsylvania. there is a $5 million reward, now, they just want to find the artwork and bring it back. >> >> political unrest in the
country of cypress in the grips of a full fledged banking crisis. protesters filled the streets of the capital upset that a percentage of all bank deposits would be seized. is there we believe it's a gross violation of the property rights and this is something that would happen as a precedent of every other european coup country. >> experts say if cypress doesn't agree to the deal, it will likely go bankrupt. thousands of food drive barrels and they are all empty. why a critical shortage for bay area food banks is coming sooner than expected. >> >> rain is up canning, you will need umbrellas, the commute will be slower. all of the details, a time line
shop at choosenissan.com. ♪ new at 5:00, a local food bank said it will be out of donated food by the end of this week. eric is live where you found it is a sign of a larger problem around the bay area. >> reporter: it is. when schools, businesses and churches hold food drives, they get a couple of these barrels to fill up. right now, thousands of empty ones are sitting in a
warehouse. food that was collected during the holidays that was supposed to last a few more weeks is practically gone. stacked to the ceiling, you can't drop a donation into the barrels because they are sitting in a warehouse in oakland. what's worst, michael with the food bank said they are almost out of the donated food they do have. you said the remaining pallets will be ton in a few days. >> we saw a 20% uptick in food donations, which is great, but the food left our facilities two weeks faster. that's indicative of the needs in our community. >> today, we are short. you see, we have more items to put into the bag and i have like five or six items. sometimes we do as many as 40 people a day in this little
shop. >> reporter: the same scene is playing out around the bay area. second harvest food bank of santa claira and san mat yo' county said the fund-raising came up $300 thousand short. >> it's like having 3,000 billboards in the community. even if they can't donate food, they are thinking about us. they might go home, make a donation online. it all helps. >> food bank officials say donated money goes further than donated food. they say they can turn one donated dollar into four dollars of food. >> >> mayor michael bloomberg in new york has a new proposal to keep new yorkers healthier he has sent in a proposed law to the city council to require retailers to keep tobacco products out of sight. the tobacco can only be displayed when an adult is making a purchases or
restocking the mayor said this is aimed as curbing youth smoking. >> >> personal computer sales took a sharp drop in the first part of this year. market research said pc shipments have been hit by the growing popularity of tablets and cellphones. the firm is predicting a double digit drop in worldwide pc sales for the first quarter and that could effect shares of intel which produces process ors used in 0% of all proceeds. >> >> the trust tee over casey anthony's case wants to sell her life story to help pay off her debt. including her daughter's death and anthony's high-profile murder trial. the trust tee wants to sell it to the highest bidder. anthony owes almost $800 thousand >> the rover curiosity is
having some problems scientists say there is some type of computer error. a similar malfunction stalled curiosity earlier this month. the robot is still in contact with earth and should help to resolve the problems. >> >> we are a few days away from spring. we are finally getting the rain we have been wanting. >> we want it, we need it, it is not a lot, but it's rain. rehaven't seen rain, significant rain in a couple of weeks. here we go, next system off shore. tick a look at it, really promising looking system. when i look at it, there is two inches of rain. most of this energy, most of the rain will end up up here, trajectory will be north. for the bay area mostly cloudy skies, we'll see a half inch of
rain, we might see three- quarters of an inch. this could change, too. this system is is not going to get here until tomorrow afternoon. it wept take much, a little shift of the plume of moisture, further south. we could see significantly more rainfall. dry weather comes in the extent this is the time of year you don't get the series of storms. one shot deal. if you are going into tomorrow, clouds increase all day, by tomorrow, 5:00 or 6:00, we start to see showers, overnight tuesday into wednesday morning. as i mentioned, rainfall accumulations a half inch. some areas could see an inch. the forecast model would go into tomorrow morning. tuesday, for clouds, a lot of clouds, 6:00 p.m. so the afternoon commute might have a little wet on it. light rain, this isn't the main
system, this isn't a lot of moisture, we'll be back here with the 5:00 and 6:00 tomorrow. we'll talk about that. here we go overnight into wednesday morning where i suspect wednesday morning's commute will be the wettest. all of this moisture streaming through. it's not well organized. you can see how broken up it is. by wednesday, 1:00, showers keep going. pretty much over in the mountains, snow advisories remain in effect there. snow levels are high. this is a relatively mild storm. five-day forecast, showers developing, rain coming wednesday. we dry out just like that in the springtime we need it, we'll get it, but it will be 36 hours worth of wet. >> thanks, what he did that earned him
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international association of the chief of polices. the officer died of his injuries, but office are carlton's effort to keep him alive made it possible for him to save the lives of others with organ donations. officer carlton said the award was bittersweet. >> >> bay area authorities trying it deter copper thieves. it appears to be working. >> we get a message the wire is being removed and it's literally moving. why get notification. pd gets notification and they go after it. >> >> reporter: the electronic devices, beginning to us 00 the tactic two years ago. since then, thieves are plummeted. the strategy is catching on, the city of concorde said it
has spent more than a million dollar repairing and replacing copper wire since 2007, now, it is considering switching to vallejo's method. >> >> we look for easy wins. we have even try placing large boulders on tops of these boxes so you can't access them. >> copper wiring is worth $4 a pound. >> some schools of copper are worth more than 1,000 making it a felony to steal them. >> >> electronic arts chief executive officer is stepping down. in a lear filed to the securities exchange commission, he said "ea's shareholders and employees expect better and i'm accountable." during his six year tenure, he
has seen a 60% drop in the stock price. coming up in two minutes, the bay area city that has seen an explosion in graffiti. we'll show you some of the hard hit areas and so you what one city official thinks need to be done to fix the problem. >> >> proposed plan aimed at helping people find cabs faster by using their phones. .